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Ptilopsis is a genus in the family Strigidae. Compaed to the closely related Otus family the have much bigger eyes and different vocal patterns. Two species included in this genus which were formely considered specie and subspecies in the Otus family. Pale birds in Sudan and dark ones elsewhere have been treated as racially distinct (as margarethae and nigrovertex, respectively), but both considered merely colour morphs.
Listen to the sound of Northern White-faced Owl
[audio:http://www.planetofbirds.com/MASTER/STRIGIFORMES/Strigidae/sounds/Northern White-faced Owl.mp3]
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
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|incubation min.:||29||days||incubation max.:||31||days|
|fledging min.:||27||days||fledging max.:||28||days|
Video Northern White-faced Owl
copyright: Josep del Hoyo
The Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. The Southern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti) was formerly included in this species and the two were known as the White-faced Scops-Owl (Otus leucotis).